VIDEO: Snelling Avenue bridge closure confusion

The Snelling Avenue bridge over Interstate 94 closed Monday morning, May 11, as crews replace the bridge deck and repave parts of Snelling Avenue. The bridge, as well as eastbound I-94 ramps, will remain closed for about 3 months.

I-94 will be shut down in both directions the weekend of May 15 to May 18 to remove the bridge deck. Construction noise is expected to continue into the night when crews are demolishing the bridge.

Monday morning confusion

Large "road closed" and detour signs are posted at Snelling Avenue and Marshall Avenue in St. Paul, but many drivers continued past those signs and were forced to turn around at Carroll Avenue.


See a map of live traffic conditions at

New Snelling Avenue

Artist rendering of the finished Snelling Avenue/Hwy 51 and Hewitt Avenue intersection depicting the new ornamental lighting and Metro Transit Bus Rapid Transit stop.

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in – includes advertiser stories